Gabe Pugh is the Director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) National Training Center (NTC), located on the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The NTC develops and maintains the proficiency and competence of safety and security personnel and builds management excellence in safety and security disciplines for the DOE. The NTC facilities consist of classrooms, administrative offices, and weapons firing ranges. The NTC also maintains the Integrated Safety and Security Training and Evaluation Complex - a simulated DOE research and operational facility. Each year, more than 7,000 professionals from across the DOE enterprise benefit from NTC training.
Mr. Pugh has over 30 years of extensive knowledge and experience in providing leadership, programmatic direction, and oversight of National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) programs. He is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in the areas of Nuclear Weapons (both Programmatic and Technical), Nuclear Facility Operations, Safety Basis for Nuclear Facilities and Nuclear Explosive Operations, and Program/Project Management. Prior to joining EA, Mr. Pugh most recently served as Deputy Manager at the Pantex Plant in the NNSA Production Office, and Deputy Manager of Business, Security, and Missions for the NNSA’s Los Alamos Field Office.
Mr. Pugh holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. Mr. Pugh is a certified project management professional.